Open Access Week @ EUI

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open access week


Main Event: Tuesday 22 October 14.00-17.00
EUI Roundtable on Open Access Publishing: Rethinking impact and dissemination
(MWP Common Room, Badia Fiesolana)
14.00 Welcome by Professor Joseph H. H. Weiler, President, EUI

14.15-15.15 Session I: Open Access: is it taking our eye off the ball?
Toby Green, Head of Publishing, Public Affairs & Communications Directorate, OECD, Paris

Open access seems very complicated. It is often described as a ‘movement’ complete with ‘evangelists’ who like to spend hours arguing between green and gold as the true path. It gets linked with the concept of ‘public goods’ and we are made to feel guilty if publicly funded research results are not accessible, free of charge, to taxpayers In this talk I will argue that by focussing on open access we risk taking our eye off the ball in achieving what really matters: getting authors’ works to the largest possible audience and helping readers find just the authors they need.

15.45-16.45 Session II: Open Access to Scientific Reviews: Quantifying the opinion of peers
Dr. Pandelis Perakakis, Co-founder and Co-director, OpenScholar C.I.C.

Today’s academic publishing system may be problematic, but many argue it is the only one available to provide adequate research evaluation. Pandelis Perakakis introduces an open community platform, LIBRE, which seeks to challenge the assumption that peer review can only be handled by journal editors. By embracing a new culture of open, transparent and independent research evaluation, the academic community can more productively contribute to global knowledge.

16.45–17.00 Wrap-up and end of work, by Veerle Deckmyn

For detailed programme and to register


Other events:
Monday 21 October, 11.30-12.30 (Emeroteca, Badia Fiesolana)

  • EU Information and Policy on Open Access, by Eva Koundouraki
  • Open Access at the EUI: self-archiving in Cadmus, the EUI Repository, by Lotta Svantesson

These presentations are organised in the framework and in the spirit of the International Open Access week. Please stop by, listen and watch a while, ask questions and discuss.


Wednesday 23 October, 13:30-14:30 (Room 2, Badia Fiesolana)

  • Open Data Developments and guidelines, by Thomas Bourke

An introduction to recent trends in open data / the trend among scholars, government agencies and international organisations to share data outputs, codebooks and software / followed by a Q&A on the Library’s new Research Data Guide.


Thursday or 24 October, all day (New Library Entrance Desk, Badia Fiesolana)

  • Information desk: Ask anything you want to know about Open Access

This Thursday of the International Open Access week is (also) devoted to Library users’ questions on Open Access. Please stop by, get some information.

  • 15.00-16.00 Publishing your PhD conventionally or online? Your questions answered, by Peter Kennealy

The SPS department information specialist, is available from 3-4pm at the Library Information desk to answer questions on issues connected to publishing your Ph.D .

    • What’s best for your career / online, journal articles or a ‘normal’ book?
    • Changing a thesis into a book
    • Copyright issues / whose text is it anyway?
    • Signing the contract / taking your rights seriously!